A man looks at a Bulgari necklace and earrings in gold with diamonds from 1969 during a preview of the exhibition

ROME (AP) — Glamorous jewelry and vintage fashion from the "La Dolce Vita" era are the star attractions of Bulgari's new exhibition in Rome.

The exhibition "Bvlgari, the story, the dream" includes the diamond-and-sapphire sautoir necklace that Hollywood star Richard Burton gave Elizabeth Taylor during their stormy love affair.

The exhibition is hosted in two historical palazzos, Palazzo Venezia and Castel Sant'Angelo.

Palazzo Venezia tells the brand's history, beginning with its founding by Greek silversmith Sotirio Bulgari. The glamour comes in at Castel Sant'Angelo, where the "Hollywood and the Tiber" section features jewels owned or worn by legendary actresses including Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida and Audrey Hepburn.

The installations also feature vintage haute couture pieces from the collection of Cecilia Matteucci Lavarini, with items from Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Schiaparelli.

The show runs until Nov. 3.

Two creations from the 1960' by fashion designer Roberto Capucci are on display during a preview of the exhibition
Jean Christophe Babin, CEO of the Bulgari Group, poses for portraits at the end of the presentation of the exhibition
A woman looks at bracelets on display during a preview of the exhibition
A woman looks at necklaces on display during a preview of the exhibition
Collector Cecilia Matteucci Lavarini poses next to a late 1960s embroidered top over a printed velvet skirt by fashion designer Emilio Pucci on display during a preview of the exhibition